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OCEAN. The steamship Ocean, of the Texas Navy, was commanded for a time by Thomas Wigg Grayson.qv She was mainly paid for by the citizens of Mobile, Alabama. The Ocean arrived at Velasco with Thomas Jefferson Green, H. A. Hubbell, and a group of volunteers, who prevented Antonio López de Santa Anna's being sent to Mexico. In July 1836 the Ocean, loaded with volunteers protected by cotton bales (i.e., a "cotton-clad steamer"), helped rescue the Brutus when it was blockaded at Matagorda by the Mexican brig Vencedor del Álamo.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:Alex Dienst, "The Navy of the Republic of Texas," Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association 12–13 (January-October 1909; rpt., Fort Collins, Colorado: Old Army Press, 1987).
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